Meet Coach Matt

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We’ve got a number of new coaches slowly making their way onto our roster. The first to begin taking on classes is Matt. In order to help you get to know these new(ish) faces, we put together some grueling questions for them to answer. We are extremely excited about the upcoming additions to our already solid staff, and we hope you enjoy having them as your coach as much as we do!

Lets start with some basic stuff. Where are you from, and where do you live now?
I grew up in Roseville, MN and now I live in Uptown. I love Minneapolis!

What was your CrossFit/workout experience prior to starting at TwinTown?
I was always a weight lifter, with a little running and sprinting here and there. I discovered CrossFit through a small blurb in Men’s Health in 2007 and, with no idea what it was, started trying it out at a community gym. I spent the next 5 years following the main page workouts at Globo Gyms (I got a lot of weird looking running back and forth from barbells to treadmills and pull-up bars) and out of my garage. I finally decided to join TwinTown two years ago and wish I would have done it sooner.

What does an ideal week of workouts look like for you?
I like to workout 6-7 days a week, with a couple of those being lighter days based more around mobility, body weight movements or endurance, and usually some long, beefy workouts on the weekends.

What takes up the majority of your free time throughout the week?
I love trying new restaurants. My girlfriend, Cat, and I are always looking to find great food and cocktails. Minneapolis is awesome for that. Other than that, I am usually hanging out at the gym, or searching for flights to go exploring somewhere.

If you were stuck with only 3 foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Pizza. Do I need to pick 2 more?

What’s your all-time favorite Youtube clip?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz0IT4Uk2xQ

If you could drop everything and travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go?
Zimbabwe. Ever since I read about a gnarly white water rafting trip there a few years ago, it’s been on my list.

You’ve only been at it for a short time, but what has been your favorite coaching moment thus far?
My favorite coaching moment actually just happened. We were working on heavy jerks, which was a fairly unfamiliar movement to a lot of athletes in my classes that day. Walking around, I found that different cues and coaching tips registered with different people and there was a distinct moment with each of them where they went from not getting it, to getting it. It was amazing.

What do you hope to do at TwinTown down the road?
I get real excited about new programs and events, like the Running Skill Series or the race we just put on, Push. I’m hoping to continue finding creative ways to bring new ideas and events to TwinTown.